DownThemAll

DownThemAll

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 54 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.16
  • Total Downloads:
    228,511
  • Date Added:
    September 17, 2013
  • File Size:
    697.9KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    45
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

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Download accelerator and manager DownThemAll gives a swift kick in the pants to Firefox's download manager, providing the browser not only with heightened downloading chops, but with an effective tool for sniffing out media content on Web pages and getting it on your hard drive quickly.

New in version 2 are some sweet tools for making it all happen faster. While support for Firefox 4 was essential to the add-on's continued life, the granular controls over download speeds are a welcome surprise. You can now set different maximum download speeds by individual download, by server, or as a global preference. Separately, you can also set download limits by server.

Firefox's trackless browsing option receives support in DownThemAll 2. This means that even if you're running in Private Browsing mode, you can run the add-on and get the increased download speeds it provides.

The media-sniffing option will discover and download audio and video embedded or linked in a Web page for you, as long as you're looking at a site on HTTP or HTTPS. Of course, this is the case for the vast majority of users and ought not to pose a problem.

DownThemAll's queue control has been improved as well, with new filters available to help clear the line of in-progress and completed downloads that have been set up; and DownThemAll now offers official, developer-sponsored integration with the Firefox add-on Video DownloadHelper. HTML5 support includes both < video > and < audio > tags, at least as far as they've been documented and integrated into the browser itself. HTML5 standards have yet to be finalized.

Other changes of interest to the add-on include better context menu integration; a rejiggering of how the average download speed gets calculated to favor more recent downloads; and support for third-party download services such as RapidShare without having to enable third-party cookies when cookies have been disabled. Some add-on defaults have been changed, too, including making five auto-retries spaced 5 minutes apart before marking a download a failure; upping the number of concurrent downloads from four to eight, although concurrent downloads from the same server remain restricted to four; and granting read permissions to the user group for new downloads.

The program's descriptive interface tells you everything you need to know while attempting downloads. You'll have to select a destination for the files and enter a reference URL from the site you're loading from--fortunately, it comes with a drop-down menu of recently visited sites and offers a clearing feature for this list when you're done. Its one-click option makes the process a little less painful by letting you select a constant spot for your downloads. Configurations allow you to set a maximum number of downloads at once, and advanced features perform partial loads.

The growing number of Windows 7 users ought to note that a savvy fan of the add-on found that it works much better on Windows 7 when a Microsoft bug fix has been applied to the operating system, and so the add-on publisher recommends that Windows 7 users make sure they've installed the fix for more stable downloading.

DownThemAll is hardly the only multifeatured download enhancement add-on in Firefox's deep catalog, but the newer features and undeniably faster download speeds make it useful, and doubly so to serial downloaders.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 2 stars

    "Decent one major problem that is really annoying"

    March 29, 2012   |   By DJboutit2

    Version: DownThemAll 2.0.13

    Pros

    Makes download download a lot faster
    Able to set a big download list and have them download one after the other

    Cons

    starting downloads pauses Firefox for 45 sec to 1min 25 sec you will be in the middle of doing something then Firefox freezes so lame

    Summary

    If you Firefox would not freeze when starting every down this download manager would rock

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  • 5 stars

    "Things you should know"

    September 09, 2011   |   By im4weal

    Version: DownThemAll 2.0.7

    Pros

    Fast but you can never get too much of speed

    Cons

    NEEDS TO BR FASTER =]

    Summary

    Great apps no bugs just a strait forward download app download starts out below average but picks up speed fast.

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  • 2 stars

    "not support google chrome ?"

    July 10, 2011   |   By khewweifeng

    Version: DownThemAll 2.0.7

    Pros

    just asking ....

    Cons

    just asking ....

    Summary

    this software does not support google chrome extension ???

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  • 2 stars

    "Useless, overrated, full of bugs."

    November 24, 2010   |   By CS

    Version: DownThemAll 1.1.10

    Pros

    Very fast download of very small sized files.

    Cons

    Gives "invalid file location" codes less than halfway through downloading files sized
    + 300MB. Video downloads can be iffy as well. Good luck getting an intelligent answer from their bug reports page. All I got was "Nothing we can do about it"

    Summary

    It's an often-recommended but worthless piece of fluff. Needs a lot of work. A lot.

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  • 5 stars

    "works as advertised"

    March 20, 2010   |   By experimental003

    Version: DownThemAll 1.1.8

    Pros

    faster downloads

    Cons

    still figuring out how to use it to download full movies off websites

    Summary

    it works as it's described and I swear by it. it makes large files download a bit quicker than if you didn't use it. even on high speed it's still a must.

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  • 5 stars

    "coolllllllll"

    January 22, 2010   |   By ndie_crz

    Version: DownThemAll 1.1.8

    Pros

    coolllllllllllllll

    Cons

    coollllllllllllllll

    Summary

    coolllllllllllllllllll

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  • 5 stars

    "downloading makes faster"

    October 22, 2009   |   By flame25dragon

    Version: DownThemAll 1.1.6

    Pros

    I use this add ons many times it realy great and works faster.

    Cons

    I guess the developer should enhance the design to make it more fascinating and genuine.

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  • 3 stars

    "Both strong and weak"

    April 03, 2009   |   By weeener

    Version: DownThemAll 1.1.0

    Pros

    Good Solid program

    Cons

    Would rate 5 stars if resume would start at a later time where it left off much like MS update does

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  • 4 stars

    "Must have if using Firefox"

    February 14, 2009   |   By stabber911

    Version: DownThemAll 1.1.0

    Pros

    Everything easy to use and not so big file to download.
    Applicable to Firefox while other is not always so.

    Cons

    Can not think of any

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  • 5 stars

    "Brilliant.....works like a dream....easy to use"

    February 11, 2009   |   By condobloke

    Version: DownThemAll 1.0.3

    Pros

    ease of use. simplicity of installation.

    Cons

    there is nothing to dislike

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.0.16
  • Fixed issue with names containing slashes
  • Fixed compatibility with latest Firefox Aurora/Nightly
  • Updated locales
  • Minor bugfixes
  • General
    Publisher Federico Parodi and Stefano Verna
    Publisher web site http://www.downthemall.net
    Release Date September 17, 2013
    Date Added September 17, 2013
    Version 2.0.16
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements Firefox 3.6 and later
    Download Information
    File Size 697.9KB
    File Name downthemall-2.0.16-fx+sm.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 228,511
    Downloads Last Week 45
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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